Ofcom today proposed measures to meet growing demand for fast data services from UK businesses, mobile operators, internet providers and consumers.Ofcom today proposed measures to meet growing demand for fast data services from UK businesses, mobile operators, internet providers and consumers.
The Business Connectivity Market Review, published today, looks at the
Ofcom today invited applications for 21 local TV channels across the UK. This follows new duties given to Ofcom by Parliament to license local TV.Ofcom today invited applications for 21 local TV channels across the UK. This follows new duties given to Ofcom by Parliament to license local TV.
The local TV channels will broadcast on…
DG Connect, the European Commission‘s newly-branded directorate in charge of the Digital Agenda flagship policy has announced a new consultation aimed at helping to reduce the costs of investment in and the final retail price of, broadband. The public consultation runs until 20th July 2012. High-speed Internet underpins all sectors of the economy and will be the […]
A new EU consultation announced today is looking to balance the benefits of using smart chips in everyday objects such as phones, cars, household appliances, clothes and even food whilst making sure that the way they gather, process and store information is properly controlled. The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is a future in which everyday […]
Ofcom today published its latest complaints data revealing the most complained about major telecoms providers between October and December 2011.Ofcom today published its latest complaints data revealing the most complained about major telecoms providers between October and December 2011.
The quarterly report aims to provide useful information for consumers, and also to incentivise telecoms providers to…
Public Instant Messaging (IM) may be used by workers for both business and personal purposes, but may expose organisations such as financial institutions to greater risk to security and privacy, and give rise to legal liability. Technology vendors have released IM products for corporate use that authenticate, encrypt, audit, log and monitor IM communications. These new […]
The use of online chat rooms, forums and groups is a risky activity and fertile ground for litigation based on defamation laws. Unlike other materials published online, website owners don’t have full control over discussion threads. The Defamation Act 1996 sets out the current defamation regime, although the Act is under review. The Act amends the laws of […]
Organisations connect to the Internet using an ISP (Internet service provider). The robustness and speed of connectivity can both vary geographically depending upon the availability of broadband. Generally-speaking towns and cities have been quick to build a communications infrastructure but rural areas are now benefiting from broadband investment, especially from the UK and EU. Use […]
Where employees are permitted to use the Internet, the organisation must adopt appropriate policies and procedures to deal with the associated security risks which can cause the organisation damage and cost in downtime, wasted resources, data loss and intellectual property loss. Internet and computing resources should be made available only to authorised workers who require them […]